Welcome to the “Pannonian BirdExperience”!

Lake Neusiedl, the most westerly steppeland lake in Europe, along with the saline ponds, meadows and pastures of the Seewinkel and the low-lying marshlands of the Hansag, forms a rich and varied breeding habitat, but also a prime stopover for passage migrants and an ideal wintering ground, in all 300+ bird species.

Since its foundation in 1993, the Lake Neusiedl-Seewinkel National Park has been the ideal starting point for birdwatching in the Western Pannonian region. Numerous nature reserves in the neighbouring areas of Hungary and Slovakia are also within easy reach, and nowadays there are no border controls!

The aim of the Pannonian Bird Experience is to introduce visitors to the most beautiful areas of the region, offer information on bird conservation and display the latest products for birdwatchers, all at the best time of year!

Birdfair & Programme during Spring Migration

  • 24. – 26. April 2015 // 3-day BIRDFAIR at the National Park Information Centre, Illmitz
  • 18. – 26. April 2015 // 9-day PROGRAMME: Excursions, Talks and Workshops


  • Birdfair
    Optics, nature photography, outdoor clothing, natural history equipment, books and travel, nature reserves and conservation organisations, eco-friendly transport, …
  • Talks & Workshops
    Ornithology, nature reserves, research techniques, …
  • Excursions
    Austria, Hungary, Slovakia

Exhibition Area

  • Indoor Exhibition area
    500m² in the National Park Information Centre, Illmitz
  • Outdoor Exhibition area
    a lakeside optics and camera marquee for direct equipment comparison